DTotD: Australian striker floored by clothes line tackle

Ryan Bailey
August 31, 2013

If you've ever witnessed the organized brawl that is Aussie Rules Football, you'll know that they're bred from tougher stock down under. On Friday, a player from the Brisbane Premier League's Peninsula Power seemed to confuse the sport he was playing when he executed a brutal clothes line tackle on Brisbane Wolves striker Kado Aoci.

The incident took place while Brisbane Wolves were 2-0 down in a heated semi-final of the Canale Cup, which is Queensland's most coveted piece of soccer silverware. Wolves coach Sam Saif was flamin' angry about the incident, telling couriermail.com.au:

"Right in a critical moment Kado has been knocked out unconscious for about five seconds and looks as though he has broken his jaw from a tackle that should have no place in football."

Amazingly, the referee only issued a yellow card for the foul. Strewth, mate.

Brisbane fought back to level the score at 2-2, but were denied the opportunity to throw some celebratory shrimps on the barbie as the Power scored a winner in injury time.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.